CaN bad oral healtH lead to heart disease?
It's no surprise that proper brushing and flossing are the key to healthy teeth and gums, but good oral health care is also important to keep your heart happy and healthy!
Atherosclerosis develops when plaque builds up in the arteries, causing your arteries to become harder and narrower. When your arteries are blocked, it is very difficult for blood to flow through which can lead to heart attacks and strokes!
HOW CAN I KEEP MY ARTERIES IN HEALTHY?
Keep brushing and flossing every day! Recent studies have shown that periodontal disease and atherosclerosis are paralleled - as your gum health improves, the progression of atherosclerosis slows down! Hooray!
For any questions about oral hygiene, feel free to ask!